David and Anne welcome you to their gites at La Maison Sans Soucis, in the converted barn next to their charming farmhouse set in the beautiful Normandy countryside a short drive from the village of Hambye with its bakery, butcher’s, bar, restaurant, and supermarket.

Our two three-bedroomed gites share a large enclosed rear garden with a children’s play area and above-ground pool. Each gite has its own patio area with outdoor seating and a barbeque. At one end of the barn is an upstairs games room with table tennis, table football, and darts.

Parking is at the front of the property.


We are very lucky to live in an area so very rich in history. Of course we have Bayeux and the tapestry, as well as the D-Day beaches, but there is so much more to do and see. If you are interested in the history of the area there are a number of sites you can check out before you visit.

This site, although in French, has links to some amazing historical photographs of the area. Click on ‘rechercher’ (the fourth button) and then on ‘images’. In the field ‘dans tous les champs‘ type in a local place name like Le Guislain. Click ‘rechercher’ and you should come up with three old photographs of the village showing the Church, the Manoir and the Cross.

This website uses old postcards as a starting point to explore the region. Each blog post features one postcard and provides insight into the history and attractions of the area.

If you want to find out more about William the Conqueror then visit This website. It provides a series of activities for younger visitors (although I think the mature amongst us will also enjoy them), and lots of interesting information about William the Conqueror as well as suggestions for places to visit.


Do you enjoy searching out a bargain? Do you like browsing through what looks like junk only to find a hidden treasure?  As with the rest of France, Normandy hosts a series of vide greniers throughout the year. Our nearest vide grenier is held on the first Sunday in April in Hambye and pulls in the crowds for miles around. The third weekend in October sees the foire St Luc in Gavray. This is a huge event over three days and features the very popular pumpkin models.

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To check the dates of the vide greniers and brocantes click here and here